NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.» Read More
There has been a lot of criticism of Best Buy in the wake of the unexpected resignation of CEO Brian Dunn, but at least one industry analyst thinks that much of the criticism has been ill-informed and “fact lite.”
Low-end Android phones are beginning to encroach on Nokia's traditional stronghold, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
The NPD said video game spending on apps, social games and digital downloads accounted for at least $2.5 billion of additional profits in Q1. CNBC's Julia Boorstin explains.
Insight on Sony's latest turnaround efforts, with CNBC's Jon Fortt and Daniel Ernst, analyst at Hudson Square.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why it makes no sense for investors to try and bottom fish in Nokia.
Can we blame Brian Dunn for Best Buy’s current woes? While many are pointing to Dunn’s shortcomings as a CEO, it's important to look at history and see that he inherited a lot of the company's current troubles.
Insight on the resignation of Best Buy's CEO, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, and Brian Nagel, analyst at Oppenheimer.
Best Buy has announced the resignation of the company's CEO Brian Dunn. The Squawk on the Street team discusses.
A new study shows that spending too much time on your iPad could be bad for your health. Discussing how improper tablet use can cause neck strain, with William Winkenwerder, primary care physician.
Apple remains the premiere play on the rise of the mobile internet sector, says Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets, who expects the next 12-18 months to be very exciting for the company.
Shares of Best Buy plunged 7 percent yesterday on news of the company's reported $1.7B net loss in Q4. Discussing the company's announcement to close 50 U.S. big-box stores and fire 400 employees to save $800M in costs, with Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities managing director.
David Strasser, Janney Montgomery Scott retail analyst, discusses Best Buy's sagging Q4 revenues, and the company's plans to shift towards mobile sales and smaller stores.
Matthew Circosta, Economist, Moody's Analytics discusses what he thinks will drive Japan's economy for the rest of the year. He adds that Japan's revision of its sales tax is a "necessary evil" in order to expand its revenue base.
Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities, explains his bleak predictions for the consumer electronics megastore, and what he expects from Best Buy's earnings report tomorrow, with the Fast Money traders.
Is the booming mobile payment industry a threat to credit card companies? Denee Carrington, Forrester Research senior analyst, offers her view.
Discussing HP's shakeup and sharing advice for investors on positioning their portfolios, with Keith Trauner, The GoodHaven Fund portfolio manager and Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist.
Is the newly released iPad too hot for consumers? Paul Reynolds, Consumer Reports electronics editor, says the new device ran up to 116 degrees in CR tests, when it was plugged into the charger -- the device ran at 113 degrees off the charger. And Apple fires back at the unusual claims of too much heat.
Discussing why Amazon cannot connect to customers the way Apple does when it launches a new product, with Brian Cooley, CNET editor-at-large.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports this weekend's premiere of "The Hunger Games" is well on its way to posting one of the biggest opening weekends ever at the box office and could hit anywhere between $70-$100 million.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has details on the FAA reviewing a ban on electronics during flight takeoffs and landings and why pilots are able to use iPads in the cockpit.